4 Resources for Your Prison-Based Internet in a Box

Are you a prison educator or interested in prison-based education? Wish you had access to the internet based tools that your colleagues have? Think it can enhance learning and prepare those incarcerated for life in a technology driven society? Well, you do not have access to those tools, yet (if you do please drop me […] → Continue Reading 4 Resources for Your Prison-Based Internet in a Box

Should Ex-Cons Have an Opportunity to Work in Libraries Too?

Would you ever hire an ex-con/felon (formerly incarcerated person)—to work in a public library? That was the question posed on a prison library listserv a few weeks ago. The exact question was, I have received a question from a prison librarian in Ohio regarding the hiring of ex-felons by a public library. These individuals have […] → Continue Reading Should Ex-Cons Have an Opportunity to Work in Libraries Too?

State Prisoners Access the Internet? The Next Closest Thing

Although the presence of internet-enabled tools seems ubiquitous, there are places where that is not true. Prisons is one of those places. Recognizing the importance to learning how to use to digital tools Ray Pulsipher with his ten plus years of technology related experience doing everything from providing technical support to serving as lead programmer on web development […] → Continue Reading State Prisoners Access the Internet? The Next Closest Thing

Reaction to “Bringing San Quentin to Social Media”

Two weeks ago, I received a link to Alexis Madrigal’s  article titled “Bringing San Quentin to Social Media” from one of my colleagues with a note that read, “Read this yesterday on the train. Would love to hear your thoughts at some point!” Rather than limit the discussion to the two of us, I thought I would engage a […] → Continue Reading Reaction to “Bringing San Quentin to Social Media”